How Do You Make Him Shut Up?

I get asked “money” questions all the time. The most common query by far is: “I have some money in an old 401(k).  Do you think you could do anything with it?  It’s just sitting there and I don’t know what to do with it.” I hate that question.  I have nothing against the person (Continued)

The Fat Lady Has A Name

What do you call a man trying to sell ice to Eskimos?  “Unemployed”, of course! What do you call a man trying to sell debt to debtors?  That would be: “Mr. President.” In his own words: Let’s do more to help Americans save for retirement. Today, most workers don’t have a pension. A Social Security (Continued)

The Pension Pinch or The War of the Ages?

Some years ago I read a pamphlet entitled The Pension Idea (Amazon says it is out of print, but you can find it by searching elsewhere) wherein the author pointed out the dubious origins, purposes and sustainability of pensions. I acknowledged the wisdom of his assessment, but didn’t think it had much practical applicability to (Continued)

URGENT: 401(K) or Not O(K)?

I hate to be alarmist.  And no, I am not trying to manipulate you through fear.  In fact, my only concern is to protect you and your wealth from the vagaries of the financial markets and the appetite of the ever-expanding government. Recently some news reports have come out stating that the government is considering (Continued)